Avis receives worldwide recognition

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Car Rental News - 11/02/2008


Business Traveler ranked Avis #1 worldwide

Business Traveler, a business and corporate travel expert, has ranked Avis Rent A Car as the top provider of car rentals in its annual awards. The car hire company was presented with the ‘Best in Business Travel’ award this month.

Business Traveler readers voted on their favorite travel providers in the awards, which feature 49 categories. Voters indicated their preference when it came to hotels, luggage companies, airlines and car rentals. The annual awards are seen as one fo the most important recognition programs in the industry.

Avis won the best car rental company distinction in both the ‘Europe’ and the ‘Worldwide’ categories.

Bob Lambert, senior vice president of commercial sales of Avis Budget Group commented on the win. "We are proud that Avis has again been honored for its ability to provide customers with high quality services and unique products that help busy professionals traveling for business," he said.

"We understand business travelers have tight schedules and are constantly focused on creating opportunities to help them avoid wasting valuable time."

In order to cater to business customers, Avis has launched a number of new initiatives in recent months including a fully portable Global Positioning System which gives travelers real time traffic updates, MP3 audio capabilities and Bluetooth hands-free calling. Avis also offers portable wireless internet access in their rental vehicles, electronic toll collection and Avis Chauffeur Drive.

"Avis has a long tradition of introducing new products that increase our customer's productivity and convenience," Lambert added. "From counter bypass technology to providing travel information and guidance in real time, Avis is committed to changing our industry for the customer's benefit."

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